Roy Hodgson: 'World Cup bigger than Champions League'

Hodgson: 'World Cup bigger than Champions League'
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England manager Roy Hodgson claims that most players will point to playing in a World Cup, and not the Champions League, as the pinnacle of their careers.

England manager Roy Hodgson has claimed that the World Cup holds more prestige in the eyes of players than the Champions League.

The Three Lions boss, who guided his country to Brazil 2014 courtesy of wins over Montenegro and Poland last week, has hinted that next summer's tournament will be the peak of some players' careers.

"That must be propaganda from the Champions League," Hodgson told reporters. "I think you will find most players, at the end of their careers, would say going to the World Cup was their best moment.

"Not many will be saying it was playing in the group stages of the Champions League against Standard Liege on a Wednesday night."

Hodgson has previously managed Switzerland at the 1990 World Cup.

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